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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Her good luck.
(b) Careful planning.
(c) Circumstances.
(d) His wife.

2. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) It distracts public attention from their own.
(b) It makes them feel better.
(c) They like juicy gossip.
(d) It gives them something to talk about.

3. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?
(a) By their economic status.
(b) By their social connections.
(c) By their past.
(d) By their intellect.

4. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 19.
(b) 22.
(c) 32.
(d) 36.

5. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Continue in public life.
(b) Do anything dishonorable.
(c) Lie to his wife.
(d) Ruin a lady's reputation.

6. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Three years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Three weeks.

7. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?
(a) It's the only thing his friends know anything about.
(b) It's the only thing he knows anything about.
(c) He doesn't like serious conversations.
(d) Ladies love to talk about nothing, and he loves ladies.

8. How well did Goring know Mrs. Cheveley in the past?
(a) He was once engaged to her for three days.
(b) They were acquaintances.
(c) They didn't know each other at all.
(d) They grew up together.

9. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?
(a) Social standing.
(b) Power.
(c) Wealth.
(d) An unfair God.

10. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) The truth.
(b) Wise thoughts.
(c) Money.
(d) Women.

11. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what do Englishmen always get after a good meal?
(a) Romantic.
(b) A cup of tea.
(c) A good cigar.
(d) Sleepy.

12. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) The London season.
(b) Winter.
(c) The holiday season.
(d) Spring.

13. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It would improve international relations.
(b) It is unsafe.
(c) It would be a great international value.
(d) It would be a waste of money.

14. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?
(a) Lady Markby.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Goring.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

15. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A rose.
(b) A tulip.
(c) An orchid.
(d) A daisy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Robert tell Mrs. Cheveley he thinks of the Argentine Canal Company when she first brings it up?

2. What does Lady Chiltern say gives one an instinct to things?

3. In Act 1, Part 1, how is Goring described?

4. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?

5. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?

(see the answer keys)

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